Saturday, March 28, 2009

Spinach and Artichoke Whole Wheat Crepes with Flax

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Savory Crepes!

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I’ve wanted to try making crepes for a couple of years now, but I always thought I needed to allot several hours to figuring them out…today I learned this is NOT so!! The batter whipped up in a matter of seconds and using a non-stick pan on medium heat created the perfect crepe in mere minutes!! I didn’t have one single crepe “act up” on me. Andy raved about these and we discussed making these for guests at our next opportunity. Any takers? :-)

  • 1 batch whole wheat crepes, premade (recipe below)
  • 1 tablespoon grape seed oil
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 box frozen spinach, thawed and drained
  • 4 oz artichoke hearts, chopped
  • 4 oz reduced fat cream cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Heat the oil in a pan. Add the onion and sauté until just starting to caramelize, about 5-9 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  2. Add the spinach and artichokes, sauté 2-3 minutes. Melt in cream cheese, season with salt and pepper. foodblog 001
  3. Place some of the artichoke and spinach mixture into a crepe, fold into quarters (triangular shaped).

We drizzled ours with a sweet Asian sauce we had recently purchased and served along side a romaine, peanut, dried cranberry, broken cracker salad with more Asian sauce as a dressing.

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Recipes adapted from Closet Cooking

Whole Wheat Crepes with Flax

(Makes 4-5 crepes)

  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp ground flax seed, optional
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  1. Mix everything in a large bowl.
  2. Pour 1/4 cup ladle of the mixture into a lightly buttered pan heated at medium.foodblog 010
  3. Tilt the pan and turn so that the mixture evenly coats the entire bottom of the pan.
  4. Cook the crepe until golden brown on the bottom, about 2 minutes.
  5. Flip and cook the other side until golden brown.

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I’m looking forward to dessert tonight where the crepes will be making their second appearance of the day!

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Kevin said...

Your crepes look great! I like the addition of the ground flax seeds and I really like the sound of that filling! It is like a spinach and artichoke dip filled crepe! Bookmarked to try.

robinbb said...

That looks so good, I finally have something for menu next week.

robinbb said...

I made the crepes today. They are delicious. We are having the same recipe for dinner tonight. Thanks again.